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Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit Webinar Series

Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit Webinar Series

The recently released The Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning ... (more)

The recently released The Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning and implementing an initiative to support the pathway to graduation for at-risk students distills the successes and lessons learned throughout a 5 month planning process at 15 United Way pilot sites—where community stakeholders worked together to create family engagement action plans—and through the first year of implementing the initiatives. Join us as Jennifer Enderlin from AT&T moderates a two-part webinar series designed to introduce the main themes of the toolkit and explore the central components of planning and implementing family engagement strategies for at-risk high school students. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Harvard Family Research Project
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Family Engagement in Transitions: Transition to Kindergarten

Family Engagement in Transitions: Transition to Kindergarten

This resource, produced by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community ... (more)

This resource, produced by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (co-authored by HFRP’s Christine Patton and M. Elena Lopez), discusses the importance of families’ support for their children’s learning and development as children transition to new environments. The resource positions the transition to kindergarten as a pivotal point for establishing the kinds of practices that can help sustain gains children have made in their early learning settings, and offers examples of successful program practices that Head Start and Early Head Start staff can use to help children and families with this transition. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Harvard Family Research Project
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Family Involvement Storybook Project

Family Involvement Storybook Project

The Family Involvement Storybook Project uses children's storybooks with family educational involvement ... (more)

The Family Involvement Storybook Project uses children's storybooks with family educational involvement themes to boost young children's achievement by promoting family engagement in learning and literacy skills. This project focuses on culturally diverse low-income families, with a special emphasis on Latino families. It provides information and tools to support the use of commercially available children's storybooks, as well our own research-based storybook, to promote family involvement in school, home, and out-of-school time settings. These resources are available online on the Storybook Corner. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Harvard Family Research Project
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Family Involvement in the Education of Secondary-School-Age Students With Disabilities

Family Involvement in the Education of Secondary-School-Age Students With Disabilities

Family support for learning is important for all students, but it may ... (more)

Family support for learning is important for all students, but it may be particularly important for children with disabilities. One of the main tenets of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Action is parents’ participation in decision making related to their children’s education. However, despite legislative support for parental involvement, little information has been available until now to examine the actual level of family support for education that is given to middle- and high-school-age students with disabilities. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Harvard Family Research Project
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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First-Year Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers: The Challenge of Working With Parents

First-Year Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers: The Challenge of Working With Parents

The significance of relationships between the parents and teachers of preschool and ... (more)

The significance of relationships between the parents and teachers of preschool and kindergarten children is well established. Teachers and schools are presumed to be responsible for lack of parent-teacher collaboration. Early childhood teacher education programs recognize this and offer support related to parents and families. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
The School Community Journal
Provider:
The School Community Journal
Author:
Sehba Mahmood
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Get Ready to Go Back to School

Get Ready to Go Back to School

Teachers and students come to school bringing a wide range of backgrounds, ... (more)

Teachers and students come to school bringing a wide range of backgrounds, languages, abilities, and temperaments. Get things off to the best start by asking them to respect their differences and make the most of their similarities. By sharing information on their lives and dreams, students and teachers can build community in the classroom that will support literacy instruction throughout the school year. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
ReadWriteThink
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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The Glyfada Method: A Writing Process

The Glyfada Method: A Writing Process

The Glyfada Method is a formula to help students write essays by ... (more)

The Glyfada Method is a formula to help students write essays by focusing on the most difficult part of an assignmentÄgetting started. This method helps the writer discover what their main points are and what they have to say about each main point. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Textbooks
Collection:
CK-12 FlexBook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Author:
Mitchell, Linda C.
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Goal Setting for Children with Learning Disabilities: Parents' Role

Goal Setting for Children with Learning Disabilities: Parents' Role

Here are some ways to help your children, students, clients, and people ... (more)

Here are some ways to help your children, students, clients, and people with learning disabilities set their own goals and reach them. Children should also be encouraged to set goals for learning, personal growth, and their future. When children learn to set goals and reach them, they can visualize their future, make good choices, and make their dreams come true. The Frostig Center did twenty years of research on what makes people with learning disabilities successful as adults: goal setting was one of six success attributes. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
LD Online
Provider:
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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Helping Parents Deal with the Fact Their Child Has a Disability

Helping Parents Deal with the Fact Their Child Has a Disability

Being told that your child has a disability can be as traumatizing ... (more)

Being told that your child has a disability can be as traumatizing as learning of a family member's sudden death. Many parents are stunned by such news. Receiving such a message can produce overwhelming emotions of shock, disbelief, anxiety, fear, and despair. Within that moment, research has shown that some parents cannot distinguish between the unconscious wish for an idealized normal child from an unthinkable, sudden reality of one who is not. Here is help for teachers working with parents of children with disabilities. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
LD Online
Provider:
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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How to Read a Report Card

How to Read a Report Card

In a typical school year, report cards come home every nine weeks ... (more)

In a typical school year, report cards come home every nine weeks or so. The purpose of report cards is to communicate about a child's progress across subject areas. Most report cards also include a Work Habits, Social Skills, or similar section. Some kids, especially those having difficulty in school, dread report card time. Here are some suggestions for making report card time a little less scary and a little more productive. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
LD Online
Provider:
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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Mothering the Mind and Soul: African American Mothers' Beliefs and Practices to Ensure Academic and Social Success for Their Daughters in High School

Mothering the Mind and Soul: African American Mothers' Beliefs and Practices to Ensure Academic and Social Success for Their Daughters in High School

Adolescence is a time of rich experiences for girls as they approach ... (more)

Adolescence is a time of rich experiences for girls as they approach the boundaries of womanhood. It is also a time filled with the risks born of gender, sexuality, class, and race discrimination. For African American female adolescents to have viable options for future education and employment, the contexts of school and family must create a safe and supportive environment for them (Collins, 2000). Read research findings from a qualitative study of eight African American mothers of successful high school daughters. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Harvard Family Research Project
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit dedicated to improving student ... (more)

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. NTC works with schools districts, state policymakers, and educators across the country to develop and implement induction programs aligned with district learning goals. Site includes articles and strategies to help new teachers.. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
New Teacher Center
Provider:
New Teacher Center
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New Visions for Public Schools: Using Data to Engage Families

New Visions for Public Schools: Using Data to Engage Families

The U. S. Department of Education has adopted using data for school ... (more)

The U. S. Department of Education has adopted using data for school improvement as one of its major education reform priorities. However, as states, districts, and schools develop new approaches to track academic progress, both accessing and understanding data are often out of reach for average parents. While school leaders and teachers have begun to share and analyze student data, parents are too often left out of the conversation. This is unfortunate, because data use presents a great opportunity for parents to become involved in their children’s education with a focus squarely on student achievement. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Harvard Family Research Project
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Parent Engagement & Child Learning Birth to Five: The Getting Ready Project

Parent Engagement & Child Learning Birth to Five: The Getting Ready Project

Consistent with our focus on making differences in children's lives, CYFS conducts ... (more)

Consistent with our focus on making differences in children's lives, CYFS conducts applied research on childhood education programs, child care services, social-behavioral interventions, family relationships and family-caregiver partnerships. We position children for academic success by establishing strong connections between families and schools while striving to improve those schools by preparing and improving their teachers. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Individual Authors
Provider:
The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools (CYFS)
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Parent-Teacher-Student Discrepancies in Academic Ability Beliefs: Influences on Parent Involvement

Parent-Teacher-Student Discrepancies in Academic Ability Beliefs: Influences on Parent Involvement

Most studies examining influences on parent involvement focus on common demographic factors, ... (more)

Most studies examining influences on parent involvement focus on common demographic factors, such as social class or gender, and on elementary grades. In the present study, we investigated a more malleable influence, perceptions of ability, in the context of middle school. We examined how perceptions held by parents, teachers, and students concerning students' academic abilities affected parents' involvement and teachers' facilitation of school programs for involvement. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
The School Community Journal
Provider:
Academic Development Institute / Center on Innovation & Improvement
Author:
Patel, Nimisha; Stevens, Sharon
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Pre-college English (ENGL L9Y)

Pre-college English (ENGL L9Y)

A course designed to improve the student's writing ability for entrance into ... (more)

A course designed to improve the student's writing ability for entrance into ENGL 101. Coursework focuses on critical reading and analytic writing in response to readings, with emphasis on organization, unity, coherence, and adequate development; an introduction to the expository essays; and a review of the rules and conventions of standard written English.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open Course Library
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Ready for Success: Creating Collaborative and Thoughtful Transitions into Kindergarten

Ready for Success: Creating Collaborative and Thoughtful Transitions into Kindergarten

In this brief, Christine Patton and Justina Wang, from Harvard Family Research ... (more)

In this brief, Christine Patton and Justina Wang, from Harvard Family Research Project, look at ways of helping to make the transition into kindergarten a positive experience that will serve as a foundation to help children reach their full potential throughout their school years. The brief highlights promising practices in six states—New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, and California—where local- and state-level leadership support a variety of initiatives to ensure successful transitions into kindergarten. The authors examine effective collaborative approaches in which state departments of education, advocacy organizations, school districts, early education teachers, kindergarten teachers, families, and community members work together to help kindergartners enter school ready to begin this pivotal new phase of their lives (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Harvard Family Research Project
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Research for the 21st Century (LIBR 180)

Research for the 21st Century (LIBR 180)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: develop and ... (more)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: develop and research a topic of global significance; recognize authors‰ŰŞ arguments and the political, social and economic motivations behind their work; demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret and cite the relevant and appropriate information resources on a topic; and, demonstrate an understanding of the information research process.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open Course Library
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
No Strings Attached